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Assistant Accountant Apprentice

  • Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company
  • Norfolk
  • £22366 per annum

Our Apprentice Assistant Accountant will support the Academies and central teams of the Diocese of Norwich Multi-Academy Trusts, in a variety of financially orientated areas and supporting our Financial Processing Team and Management Accountants. In the role you will be an essential member of our finance team, reporting to the Deputy Financial Controller. We are looking for an individual with a keen interest in pursuing a career in finance to support the development of our finance department. Within this role you will have the chance to build strong relationships across our Education Services ...

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  • GMFJ Reference
    249072
  • Wages
    £22,366 p/a
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    19/04/2024
  • Start Date
    09/09/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    18 Months

  • Location
    Norfolk
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Accountancy
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Assistant accountant (ST0002)
  • Employer
    Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company

Description

Our Apprentice Assistant Accountant will support the Academies and central teams of the Diocese of Norwich Multi-Academy Trusts, in a variety of financially orientated areas and supporting our Financial Processing Team and Management Accountants.

In the role you will be an essential member of our finance team, reporting to the Deputy Financial Controller. We are looking for an individual with a keen interest in pursuing a career in finance to support the development of our finance department. This is an exciting opportunity to support our Multi-Academy Trust partners and develop your career through the BPP Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship.

Within this role you will have the chance to build strong relationships across our Education Services Company, our Multi-Academy Trusts, with our valued suppliers and collaborate closely with others within our family of schools and the wider Diocese of Norwich family, all of which will contribute to supporting the best outcomes for the children in our schools.

We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in financial processes and accounting, are looking to undertake further accountancy qualifications, and are looking for a role that not only provides great customer experience to our schools, but also supports the wider community. You should be proficient in Microsoft Office Products, particularly Excel, and be adept at learning how to use new systems.


Job Purpose

To provide support to both internal staff and external customers (Academies) in a variety of financially orientated areas, including working with our Financial Processing Team and our Management Accounts Team. Your role will ultimately enable the growth of our excellent financial support to our Multi-Academy Trust partners, and your own growth and development through the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship (or similar) qualification.


Duties and responsibilities

Suppliers - Purchase invoices /credit notes

  • Coding and posting of invoices/credit notes
  • Responding and resolving supplier queries – phone or email
  • Adding new suppliers into accounting software
  • Reconciling supplier statements

Bank and Credit Card transactions

  • Coding and posting transactions from bank statements / Credit Card statements

Management Accounting

  • Assist in the production of monthly management accounts for Academies and Trust central teams
  • Prepare and input journals into the accounting system
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations

Culture and ethos

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate DONESC vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to aspire to and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best accountancy practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trust and its academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity

Professional Development

  • Undertake study and assessments as required for the Apprenticeship qualification
  • Be committed to personal professional development in areas beyond the Apprenticeship qualification

Line management

  • The job involves no direct responsibility for the supervision or direction of other employees. The work may involve demonstration of own duties, or providing advice and guidance to new employees or others.


For more information about this vacancy please contact BPP Professional Apprenticeships on 01133 500 333 (Ref ID: 249072)

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office/ Basic IT Skills.
  • Able to follow the trusts safeguarding proceedures and recognise when to report any concerns.
  • Keen interest in pursuing a career in finance and accountancy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good problem solving skills and willingness to take initiative.
  • Ability to manage own time effectively and efficiently.

  • Essential : 5 GCSEs (Grade A* - C / 4 – 9) including English and Maths
  • Desirable: 3 A levels or equivalent, Level 2 AAT qualification

BPP apprenticeship training programmes are delivered virtually by our fully qualified and industry-experienced training team. Using their expert knowledge, we’ve purposefully built our programmes around the real-world use of modern technology, so that the skills we create can be directly applied in the workplace.

Throughout the apprenticeship learners receive coaching, help and guidance from a dedicated team who are there to ensure they get the most from their work experience.

  • A professional role model, who is committed to their own professional development.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure and withstand stress.
  • Available to work flexibly, and to attend meetings and trainings as required

Further qualification and CPD support at the end of the apprenticeship term.

Salary Range £22,366 - £23,114

  • 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Support in undertaking the AAT Level 3 Accounting Apprenticeship with BPP
  • A competitive salary above apprenticeship minimum wage and the opportunity for pay progression
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (+ bank holidays)
  • A hybrid working approach
  • Further qualification and CPD support at the end of the apprenticeship term
  • Free parking
  • A collaborative and supportive workplace

The Company are committed to equality and value diversity. As such the Company are committed to fulfilling their Equality Duty obligations and expect all employees to share this commitment. The Duty requires the Company to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share characteristics, such as age, gender, race and faith, and people who do not share them. The jobholder is required to treat all people they come into contact with, with dignity and respect, and is entitled to expect this in return.

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